What you need to know
- Apex Legends is a free-to-play shooter from Respawn Entertainment.
- The game is getting various improvements with the "Season 2 Battle Pass."
- The developer aims to reduce the grind and add more cosmetic items.
- You can download Apex Legends for free through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Updated June 27, 2019: We added a trailer for the upcoming season to the article. You can see it below.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game that has garnered tremendous popularity in recent months. Unfortunately, the process hasn't been that smooth, and Respawn Entertainment has been criticized for its poor communication, cheating problems, and other issues. In an effort to improve the experience, the developer discussed some of the upcoming changes with the "Season 2 Battle Pass." There's a lot of compelling content on the horizon.
Respawn said, "As we approach June, we want to give you a heads-up on a fun in-game event coming next week, as well as just some of the first details on Season 2 Battle Pass." You can compete in "Legendary Hunt" challenges to earn skins and much more. You can take a look at some of the upcoming additions below.
- Level up through daily and weekly challenges.
- Time to Battle Pass Level 100 should be significantly reduced.
- Three additional legendary skins have been added to the rewards track.
- Three entirely new content categories replace badge and statistics tracker rewards.
- You'll earn enough crafting rewards from the full reward track to craft a legendary item, or whatever your heart desires.
- Improving the grind.
You can take a look at the in-depth changes on EA's website. Hopefully, these changes will make the game better. Respawn is hosting a livestream with more Season 2 Battle Pass details on June 8.
Are you disappointed by this news? Or are you excited for increased Apex Legends support? Let us know.
The main game
The latest free-to-play battle royale game
Apex Legends is the latest in the battle royale craze using a free-to-play model. With excellent squad-based gameplay, fast action, great-looking visuals, and now over 50 million players, Apex Legends is fast becoming a battle royale game to beat.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub (opens in new tab) ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand (opens in new tab) ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
Get the best of Windows Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Windows Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.